26.08.2014 - Daniel Galera
On Tuesday 26 August the Brazilian author Daniel Galera will visit BorderKitchen. He will be interviewed about his novel Blood-Drenched Beard.
X’s father shoots himself, leaving his son with the old cattle dog, a family secret and a vague desire for explanation. He drifts south with the dog to Garopaba, a quiet little town on the Brazilian coast. He builds a new life for himself and tries to find out what happened to his grandfather, who disappeared in mysterious, possibly brutal, circumstances decades before. A neurological condition complicates things: he can’t recognize faces. The villagers react with hostility to his questions and it slowly dawns on him that he might suffer the same fate as his grandfather.